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The MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures (which will re-launch as the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies in the 2016-17 academic year) is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a firm grounding in the theoretical discourses that shape the academic study of the moving image, but in an expansive context that privileges freedom and originality of inquiry. In the Michaelmas (autumn) term students follow a two-part core course that offers a series of rigorous and innovative encounters with major theoretical and methodological debates. In the Lent (spring) term students take two optional modules. Across these terms students participate in eight research seminars offered by visiting scholars. In the Easter (summer) term students work closely with supervisors to produce their dissertations. During this term students also enjoy the opportunity to present their research in progress in a professional context. 

Graduates of the MPhil frequently proceed to doctoral study, but also go on to work in the film and media industries, and numerous other fields.

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Screenings and Events

Picturing Austrian Cinema

27 September 2016

Vienna based directors, Ulrich Seidl and Anja Salomonowitz are to attend Picturing Austrian Cinema, a Cambridge Research Symposium to be held at St John's College, Cambridge 27-28 September 2016.

Gender, Child and Nation on Film

2 November 2015

This postgraduate symposium will be held in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 2nd November 2015.

BBC Arena at 40

24 October 2015

Following the filmic inundation of Cambridge by Arena: night and day, members of the team discuss the secrets of its success and the future of public service broadcasting with Cambridge University film experts. The discussion will be introduced by Dr Michael Hrebeniak of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Arena: night and day

23 October 2015

For its 40th anniversary, the BBC arts series Arena has created a 24 hour film experience from its archive of over 600 programmes. The film is in exact sync with the time of day; for one day and one night Arena infiltrates Cambridge in a series of pop-up locations showing the likes of Bob Dylan, Francis Bacon, Sister Wendy, Harold Pinter, Bob Marley, T.S. Eliot and Luis Bunuel to name just a few.

External Events

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema

19 November 2015

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema: Free film screening and discussion Saturday 21 November 2015 14.00 - 18.00 The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH. Final programme and tickets available here . The programme includes rare 35mm film from the British National Film Archive and digital copies of...

2015 World Picture Conference

13 November 2015

University of Toronto. Keynote Speakers: Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main) and Olivia Boudreau. The theme of this year's conference is "faculty". November 13 & 14, 2015.

Filming Antiquity Seminar Series

3 November 2015

The programme of events for a seminar series on Filming Antiquity at Unicersity College, London.